Eduardo Arzt awarded the Berthold Medal
External Max Planck member from Argentina honored
On May 26, 2016, Prof. Eduardo Arzt was awarded the Berthold Medal by the German Society for Endocrinology for his lifetime of achievements. This award honors leading scientists for their merits in the field of hormone research. The molecular biologist from Argentina explores the genes and pathways involved in neuroendocrine networks. He is not only concerned with identifying pathogenetically important factors but also with exploring of the underlying mechanisms in order to determine the potential for novel pharmacological treatment approaches.
Eduardo Arzt has been an external scientific member of the Max Planck Society since 2007. After receiving his doctorate in 1992, he came as a young scientist to the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich for the first time. He never lost touch with the Institute and the close collaboration led to the foundation of the Biomedicine Research Institute of Buenos Aires, a partner institute of the Max Planck Society, in 2011. Over 100 scientists work at the Institute, focusing on research into neuroendocrine and metabolic disorders. In a recent editorial on the South American research landscape published in the eminent scientific journal Nature, the research institute was explicitly mentioned and particularly praised as a successful cooperation project supporting biomedical research in Argentina. Arzt has received plenty of national and international awards for both his scientific and policy-related achievements.
“We wholeheartedly congratulate Eduardo Arzt on receiving this award from the German Society for Endocrinology. We greatly appreciate our collaboration with this extraordinary scientist and hope that we may continue to discuss and process many exciting scientific ideas with him,” delights Elisabeth Binder, Managing Director of the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry.